Universidade Federal do CearaUniversity


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Foundation: 1954

Mission: The University's mission is to train professionals of the highest qualification, generate and disseminate knowledge, preserve and disseminate ethical and scientific values, artistic and cultural, constituting a strategic institution for the development of Ceará, the Northeast and Brazil.

Vision: To be nationally and internationally recognized for the training of professionals of excellence, for the development of science and technology and for the innovation, through transformative education and a management model modern, aiming at the permanent improvement of people and the practices of governance, with a commitment to social responsibility and engagement, inclusion and sustainability, contributing to the socioeconomic transformation of the Ceará, the Northeast and Brazil.


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Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject area

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal

AreaWorldLatin AmericaBRIICSIBEROAMERICABrazil
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 561st38th160th113th19th
Arts and Humanities 546th74th130th124th36th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 848th67th320th212th31st
Business, Management and Accounting 818th80th264th152nd40th
Chemistry 724th68th389th180th36th
Computer Science 597th29th207th87th16th
Dentistry 232nd22nd35th32nd19th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 537th93rd265th162nd43rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 464th20th130th51st11th
Energy 568th47th300th119th20th
Engineering 591st49th265th120th24th
Environmental Science 632nd100th365th188th48th
Mathematics 576th29th209th87th14th
Medicine 667th32nd204th119th18th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 660th37th210th103rd24th
Physics and Astronomy 694th73rd300th159th30th
Psychology 521st15th51st57th8th
Social Sciences 622nd44th147th99th23rd
Veterinary 353rd40th70th66th25th

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

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